05 Apr, 2012 Last updated: 16 Dec, 2014

Imagine a giant structure made from 132 kilometres of brightly coloured elastic woven around 24 towering poles, then add music, excited children, creative movement and lots of chaotic fun and you have Tangle.

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Imagine a giant structure made from 132 kilometres of brightly coloured elastic woven around 24 towering poles, then add music, excited children, creative movement and lots of chaotic fun and you have Tangle.

A huge, messy, fun, large-scale interactive installation work created live on site by children and their families, Tangle is heading to the Latrobe Regional Gallery in Morwell on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April 2012.

Tangle is an initiative by Polyglot Theatre and supported by VicHealth’s MOTION Program, which aims to encourage people to get physically active through art.

Tangle is part art installation, part performance, as children tangle and weave with their whole bodies to build a massive, touchable artwork.

“We provide the space, the tools and the arts supplies, and an outline of the rules and then we say ‘go’! We’re really excited to see the children take control and create a giant, tangled artwork flowing with colour,” says Polyglot Theatre’s Executive Producer Simon Abrahams.

The Tangle web is facilitated by on-site artists and fuelled by live music to encourage physical movement, artistic decision-making, imaginative play and dramatic interaction. As the soundtrack changes, the performers alter their movements, which in turn affects the way the children move in the space and what they create.

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter encouraged local families to visit the Latrobe Regional Gallery to enjoy the fun of Tangle.

“VicHealth is really excited to support Tangle as it provides a chance for kids to be creative, get involved in arts activities, be physically active, have fun and feel great all at the same time,” she said.

The Tangle experience is a public event that comes at the end of several creative community workshops held between Polyglot artists, Berry Street playgroup leaders and local children and adults. The workshops provided fun and easy ways for caregivers and the community to build nurturing relationships with their children through active and creative play.

This project is part of VicHealth’s MOTION Program assisted by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria, and funded by Berry Street, The R E Ross Trust and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

Performance: Tangle
Venue: Latrobe Regional Gallery, 138 Commercial Road, Morwell
Date: 14 & 15 April 2012
Tickets: FREE
Booking: Not required

Time: Saturday 14 April at 12 noon (75 minutes) & 2.30pm (75 minutes)
Sunday 15 April at 10.30am (60 minutes)& 12 noon (75 minutes)
Ages: All ages (all children must be accompanied by an adult)
Further information: www.polyglot.org.au/tangle  or www.latroberegionalgallery.com